Love this table. I do agree with the other comment that it is not a shiny metal finish. It does have a worn look like it has been around for a while. I am an interior designer and always look for these kind of pieces with history and interesting shapes for accents in my clients' spaces. It is the classic tripod base, which has been around for a long time. I love how the tray comes out and can be used to serve beverages. The top has a subtle, floral etching in it. Overall, it is beautiful and something that looks like you found it in another country and paid a lot more money for it.